• Short Summary

    Students from Glasgow University put on rag in Kelvin Grove Park. Scotland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "Sheik Yapokits".

    Kelvin Grove Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

    M/S students dressed as Hussars leading the procession away from Kelvin Grove Park, the University is in the background. C/U students walking past camera playing trumpets, another dressed as a rugby player walks towards camera and waves the cameraman aside. L/S motor float made up as a dragon, leaving the park. M/S notice on top of one of the floats reading "Chastity Queen 1960". M/S of another float with a banner on the side reading "Khruschev for Rector". M/S of students dressed as cowboys walking towards camera firing a cap pistol. M/S line of floats coming down the street. M/S small motor made up as an armoured car with a swastika banner on the nozzle of the gun. M/S of students wearing a dragon costume running towards camera then dancing away again with a number plate hanging from its tail. M/S of student dressed as a Viking talking to a child. More Vikings collect money from bystanders.

    Camera pans across students on a lorry with notices protesting against the new police breathalyser test. M/S float going past with a banner on the side reading "Vikings and Virgins". A horse and cart go past camera. M/S Lord and Lady Provost standing with the charity's beauty queen Hilda Taylor, on a dais in front of the City Chambers, to watch the parade of floats. (It's now pouring with rain). A float made up like a fort passes City Chambers with soldiers running behind. A male student in shorts and false bra collects money from bystanders. C/U of Hilda and the Lord and Lady Provost putting money into the student's collecting box. M/S as float passes camera, advertising Tommy Steele in "Tommy the Toreador". Students shout and wave at cameraman. The Lord Provost and beauty queen leave the dais under umbrellas for the City Chambers. M/S Lord Provost shaking hands with the beauty queen on steps.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:00:00 / 01:36:12:00

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